38-205 Werber & 37-3061-P Aero - Where are they?

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  1. 33-1729

    33-1729 Member

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    Looking at the pre-war A-2 jackets, I have not been able to find any pictures or information on two:

    (1) Contract 38-205 by Werber Sportswear Co., of Newburgh, NY, created after their re-organization from the Werber Leather Coat Company of Beacon, NY, &

    (2) Contract 37-3061-P from the newly formed Aero Leather Clothing Company of Newburgh, NY, employing some ex-Werber employees.

    Understand an Aero 37-3061-P is in the care of Gary Eastman, but unaware of any others. Unaware of the existance of a Werber 38-205.

    Does anyone have a photo of either a Werber 38-205 or Aero 37-3061-P?

    Has a repro been made of either?
     
  2. 33-1729

    33-1729 Member

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    Correction: Aero Leather Clothing Co. of Beacon, NY (not Newburgh).
     
  3. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    hmmmm....never heard of either. yeah pix to confirm these contracts were made.
     
  4. 2BM2K

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    There is a photo of the Aero 37-3061-P in the Eastman A2 Identification Manual with the information that Aero was based in Brooklyn NY at that time.

    The Werber is mentioned in the acmedepot but no photo;

    http://www.acmedepot.com/a2jacket/a2hist.html
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I believed the 1937/8 Werber existed until I read Gary's book. He cites no evidence for this contract.
     
  6. 33-1729

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    Thank you! Didn't know Aero Leather Clothing Co. was ever in Brooklyn, NY. Ordered the Eastman A2 Identification Manual a few days ago and looking forward to it.

    Contacted the Acme Depot and hope they can confirm the existence of the 38-205 contract by Werber Sportswear Co. (or point me where I may find the info).
     
  7. 33-1729

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    Just received a note from Marc at the Acme Depot and he doesn't believe the 38-205 Werber A2 contract actually exists, but may have been an incorrect interpretation of poorly worn tag numbers.
     

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